Philadelphia Dutch Butter Lettuce
A striking, speckled, old Pennsylvania Dutch variety.
This beautiful Roughwood collection heirloom lettuce is one of the oldest recorded Pennsylvania Dutch varieties, dating from the 1700s. Known as Spotted Cabbage Lettuce in the eighteenth century this was once one of the most popular market lettuces sold by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers. Its tender, buttery leaves flecked with maroon will create a loose head about 12 inches in diameter.
|250 Seeds||$3.95||Out of Stock|
Sow indoors beginning 8-10 weeks before last frost, or direct sow beginning about 4 weeks before last frost. Harvest late spring and summer sowings promptly to beat bolting. Continue sowing until about 2 weeks before first fall frost. Lettuce likes steady (but not excessive) moisture and can become prematurely bitter during dry spells; keep irrigated for best-tasting leaves.
|Days to Germination||5 to 10 days|
|Days to Maturity||55 days|
|Planting Depth||½ inch|
|Spacing in Row||12 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||12 to 18 inches|
|Height at Maturity||12 inches|
|Width at Maturity||12 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full to Little Sun|